The relationship between doctor and patient is one built on trust and when that trust is severed through medical negligence, the fallout can be incredibly traumatic, especially if the patient is left with a debilitating illness or injury as a result of said negligence. If you’ve been a victim of medical incompetence at the hands of your doctor or any medical professional, ‘kicking up a fuss’ by making a claim for personal injury compensation might seem on the surface like more trouble than it’s worth.
Look at it this way though: this person has people’s lives in his or her hands every single day and they have not been working to acceptable standards, standards which are remarkably high in the medical profession, as they should be. Making a claim will prevent anybody else from suffering at the hands of medical staff who may not be fit for practice. Accident Advice Helpline are an APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited law firm who offer no-obligation advice via their 24/7 hotline and specialise in personal injury claims so are well versed in the specific jargon of medical compensation.
Before you make a compensation claim
If you are thinking of making a claim either on behalf of yourself or a relative, it is in your best interests to first take up your issue with the medical professional in question. There is a chance that your dispute can be solved without getting a third party involved. If this semi-formal approach doesn’t work however and you feel as if injuries or illnesses, either mental or physical, sustained as a result of their negligence warrant it, you’ll want to think about filing a personal injury compensation claim with the legal experts at the Accident Advice Helpline.
As with all personal injury claims, there is generally a 3-year limit between when an incident happens and when a claim is allowed to be made so if you intend to make a compensation claim against a doctor who has been medically negligent in your treatment, don’t put it off. At Accident Advice Helpline, our team of legal experts will be able to advise you what is the best course of action to take and if you decide to use our services then we’ll be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed of your claim’s progress.
Date Published: October 5, 2013
Author: David Brown